Internal Alchemy: An Overview
Inner Alchemy is the Taoist art and science of gathering, storing and circulating the energies of the human body. The Taoist practitioner learns to cultivate and transform the "Three Treasures" - Jing, Qi and Shen - producing radiant good health, longevity and - ultimately - Immortality.
The Three Treasures
The Taoist "Three Treasures" of Jing, Qi and Shen are substances that are cultivated and transformed in qigong and Inner Alchemy practice.
Chakras & Dantians
What is the relationship between chakras and dantians?
Body Of Tao ~ Body Of Visions
How to use Taoist visualization practice to re-member our Body of Tao, with its infinite spaciousness and infinite creativity.
Koi Fish -- Stillness & Activity In Qigong Practice
Some reflections on stillness & movement in qigong practice, via a story of meeting the biggest koi fish ever!
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Tonic Gold is a potent alchemical formula, produced in India by the Hermetic alchemist Petri Murien. It's benefits are many, and a practitioner's discount is available.
Inner Alchemy & The Science of Compassion
Strong positive feelings, such as compassion, initiate a series of bio-chemical changes which are the essence of the Inner Alchemical process.
Taoist Inner Alchemy: Metaphor & Symbolic Language
Why do Taoist texts employ metaphor, allegory and other forms of symbolic language? What makes this a useful way of transmitting the deepest truths?
Mantak's Chia's Explanation of Inner Alchemy Chart (Nei Jing Tu)
Master Mantak Chia's explanations of the various sections of the Nei Jing Tu - Use this article in conjunction with the diagram.
The Microcosmic Orbit
A nice drawing of the pathway of the "Microcosmic Orbit" - a foundational practice of Inner Alchemy.
An excellent article on the practice of Taoist Yoga - another name for Internal Alchemy. Includes a history of the practice; comparison to Hindu yogic systems; and several Internal Alchemy practices that you can experiment with!
Teachings of the Hui-ming Ching
An article outlining the Hui-ming Ching - an important Inner Alchemy text. This one is a bit dense, but contains many pearls of wisdom ...
"Traveling Through the Body" Practice
Here's a great practice to train your "inner vision" ... perfect for beginners, as well as something that advanced practitioners will want to come back to, again & again.
Fabrizio Pregadio's Chinese Alchemy page
Major resource for the academic study of Chinese alchemy.